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Gaudeamus

“Let Us Rejoice”

10.24.20

A benefit gala for the catholic education foundation

Thank you to all who joined us for this year’s Gaudeamus-at-Home. Your support changes lives. There’s still time to give to Gaudeamus, and this year, all gifts will be matched - dollar for dollar.

1,518 scholarships awarded

Gaudeamus funds scholarships

The Catholic Education Foundation’s Gaudeamus benefit gala has been the backbone of scholarship funding for low-income K-12 Catholic school students in northeast Kansas for 18 years.

The event provides 80% of the annual funds needed for CEF’s tuition-assistance scholarships for more than 1,500 students in 25 schools throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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The Schedule

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7:00 am to 9:00 am

Reception and Registration

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9:00 am to 10:00 am

Breakfast

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10:00 am to 11:00 am

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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11:00 am to 12:00 am

Break

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12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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7:00 am to 9:00 am

Reception and Registration

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9:00 am to 10:00 am

Breakfast

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10:00 am to 11:00 am

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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11:00 am to 12:00 am

Break

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12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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7:00 am to 9:00 am

Reception and Registration

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9:00 am to 10:00 am

Breakfast

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10:00 am to 11:00 am

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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11:00 am to 12:00 am

Break

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12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Keynote: Social Influencers In The New Era Of Video Bloggin by Paul Doe

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Gaudeamus at Home

Our beloved gala will be a livestream event on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, with the pre-show at 6:45 p.m., and the program at 7:00 p.m. The livestream program will be accessible on your internet-connected smart TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Choose from these levels to participate and contribute as you wish:

$2,600
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Host a Dinner Party

Host the Gaudeamus event you know and love at your home with friends or family! Register as a Dinner Party host and receive a Gaudeamus-at-Home package, along with gourmet meals, wine and special gifts for up to 10 guests, available for pickup.

DEADLINE: Tues., Oct. 20, 2020
This option has expired. Please choose another option below to join our event.

Want to host additional guests? Double your gift to $5,200 and receive dinner for 20!

If you prefer to be invoiced, pay by check, Donor Advised Fund, stock gift, or other method, please contact us. To register and pay online, use the button.

$1,300
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Host a Watch Party

Bring the spirit of Gaudeamus home and watch with friends or family! Be creative – plan a casual party or an outdoor gathering with friends. Your Watch Party commitment comes with a $100 gift card to Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue and  gifts for your guests.

DEADLINE:  Tues., Oct. 20, 2020
This option has expired. Please choose another option below to join our event.


This is a great way to introduce people to CEF's wonderful mission and impact!

If you prefer to be invoiced, pay by check, Donor Advised Fund, stock gift, or other method, please contact us. To register and pay online, use the button.

Support Scholarships
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Give to support CEF scholarships

Watch Gaudeamus from home this year! You’ll receive a private link to access the livestream virtual event (we’ll guide you through the setup).  This is a great option for families, couples and individuals who want to support CEF scholarships while enjoying the show. You can select the giving level of your preference.  But hurry, registration closes Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Be Our Guest!
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Enjoy the Show

We invite you to be our guest for Gaudeamus 2020!  There’s never been a simpler way to experience the uplifting spirit of supporting Catholic education than at this year’s virtual livestream event. Sign up now and we'll send you the access link and instructions, compliments of CEF!   But hurry, registration closes Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Plan Your OwnGaudeamus

Though Gaudeamus 2020 will be a virtual event, we want you to have the same warm feeling you get when you’re in the Gaudeamus ballroom. Our show will deliver that, we promise!  Here are a few ways to get started.

When it starts

Our beloved gala will be a livestream event on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The pre-show starts at 6:45 p.m,, and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.  Join us for all of it – you’ll be glad you did.

Credit cards for easy payment

More payment options than ever before – MC, Visa, Discover and American Express. Of course, you can pay by check, stock gift, or distribution from your Donor Advised Fund or IRA. Call us at (913) 647-0344.

Food selections

Gourmet meals are included in the “Host a Dinner Party” package and all the sponsor levels. When you register, you'll get all the details. A $100 gift card to Fiorella’s Jack Stack is included in the “Host a Watch Party” package.

Wine selections

Red and white fine wines are included in the “Host a Dinner Party” package and all the higher sponsor levels. Cheers!

How to hook up the show

It’s the easiest part. We’ll guide you through a very simple process so you can watch on your smart TV, computer, tablet or phone. All you need is internet connections.

Choose your guests

Think of your family and friends that cherish Catholic education. Then invite them. You’ll start a great conversation and support the students that need it most.

The Venue

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Easy To Arrive

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Maps Available

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Awesome Weather

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Presenting Sponsor

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Cornerstone

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Benefactor

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Honor Roll

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Educator

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Scholar

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Mentor

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Partner

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Tutor

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